Why is implementing self-management in your organization so important?

Operationalizing a self-managed work environment takes effort. When people are free to negotiate their individual roles and responsibilities, define their meaning, and measure their progress, it’s important that they have the tools available to leverage and communicate those efforts.

OpenColleague software is designed to provide those tools. For individuals navigating a self-organizing ocean of responsibility, OpenColleague allows them to set sail in a clear direction with specific, negotiable rules of engagement.

The multi-tiered open architecture allows participants to identify with any logical entity within an organization (department, division, company, location, project) and then define the specific process and sub-process accountabilities for which they take responsibility, subject to peer review.

Explicit decision rights and flexible, transparent KPI accountability combine with visual organizational network and process mapping tools to create a map of the dynamic organizational topography for users at any point in time.

By implementing OpenColleague, you will get:

  • Transparency, Clarity and Accountability
  • Declared, open personal mission statements
  • Open personal process and sub-process commitments
  • Explicit, open decision-making authority and scope
  • Open performance metrics (KPIs)
  • Visual, Dynamic Network and Process Maps

OpenColleague software is designed to provide a powerful lever to implement your vision of the future enterprise with a flexible, dynamic system tuned to the logic of organizational self-management.

Features include:

  • Network Org Mapping
  • Process Mapping
  • Dynamic Relationship Connectivity
  • Process Commitments
  • Decision Rights
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Messaging Capability
  • Scalability
  • Mobile Devices Optimization
  • Multi-Language Capability


If you are a consultant or organization designer:

  • You can suggest the use of this tool the your clients
  • You will get trained on this tool in order to facilitate the adoption by your clients
  • You will receive a comission for each license sold

If you are leader at an organization:

  • You can implement this tool at your company
  • You will get trained on this tool in order to facilitate the adoption internally


About the software creators

OpenColleagueOpenColleague was developed by Vincent Metzger, Ph.D. and Doug Kirkpatrick for NuFocus Strategic Group. Dr. Metzger is a California-based data scientist and analytics expert. Doug Kirkpatrick is US Partner, NuFocus Strategic Group, a full-spectrum business consultancy with a practice in organizational self-management. Kirkpatrick is a co-founder of the Morning Star Self-Management Institute, TEDx speaker, and author of the book Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization.

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